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BLACK VIOLENCE = PHILLY CURFEW

PHILADELPHIA - Black Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter is fed up with flash mobs that have been taking place in the area over the past year.

Black News, African American News, Minority News, Civil Rights News, Discrimination, Racism, Racial Equality, Bias, Equality, Afro American NewsYoung black teens have been harassing, harming and looting local businesses and residents in the Center City area of the city, local station WTFX reports.

Mayor Nutter had some choice words for the parents of the kids involved in the flash mobs, which he delivered from the pulpit of Mt. Carmel Baptist Church. He said that the teens, most of whom are black, are "damaging the race," and that parents who sit by and refuse to get their kids in order will be sitting next to them in jail. He also admonished parents for sending checks and giving money without spending time with their kids, calling them "human ATMs." Mayor Nutter called men who don't even do that simply "sperm donors."

During a press conference on the growing problem of mobs of African-American teens assaulting pedestrians, Mayor Michael Nutter announced further details of the city’s plan to crack down on the violence before it goes any further.

A 9 p.m. curfew in the Center City District for children under the age of 18 will be strictly enforced. That area has been extended from Brown Street to Bainbridge Street and everything in between the Delaware to Schuylkill Rivers, local sources report.

In some cases, parents could either lose their rights or face criminal charges of negligence if there’s evidence to support it. District Attorney Seth Williams said it’s possible even some suspects could face hate crime charges for randomly assaulting pedestrians.

“Obviously everyone understands that if packs of white teens were going around assaulting African Americans some people think that was a hate crime. We have to have appropriate evidence and probable cause to charge for hate crimes and if we have it, we will,” Williams said. “But that’s minor in some ways. Some of these teens have been charged will aggravated assault — a felony of the first degree, which is the maximum we have short of homicide. We’re vigilant of this and I’ve instructed my charging unit to ascertain as many facts as possible and if appropriate, to charge them with hate crimes.”

Nutter opened his remarks by saying that the majority of Philadelphia’s youth aren’t getting into trouble — they go to school, they work and study hard. Most engage in productive forms of recreation, Nutter said, but those who engage in acts of random violence — attacking people in Center City or any other neighborhood, will feel the full weight of the city’s justice system come down on their shoulders.

“We need to remember that most of our young people are doing the right things. They do not participate in random attacks on our citizens or visitors,” Nutter said. “Unfortunately there is a tiny minority of ignorant, reckless fools who are engaged in random acts of violence across the city. They seem not to grasp the full consequences of their actions. So I’m going to lay it out for them and for everyone else — these are rare occurrences, but they have a wide-ranging impact on our community. We are acting quickly, flexibly but forcefully.”

Nutter’s initiative involves law enforcement, the business community, community leaders, the clergy and parents and guardians. Parents who need help are encouraged to call 311 to get the ball rolling. And the community is being asked to step up to report any problems they see. The plan includes expanded hours — to 10 p.m. — of city-operated recreation centers.


STORY TAGS: Black News, African American News, Minority News, Civil Rights News, Discrimination, Racism, Racial Equality, Bias, Equality, Afro American News

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